Mwahahahaha. Welcome to the Halloween candy conundrum.
What to do with all the leftover Halloween candy?
- You’ve paid your kids a penny for each piece of candy they will surrender
- You’ve dropped off pillowcases full of sticky sweets to the nearest homeless shelter
- You’ve stolen all the good candy for yourself
Yet there are still bite-sized, caramel-filled, nougat-laden, sugar-coated pieces of Reece’s everywhere.
You have a choice, mama. Don your witch hat and twitch about it. Or turn that frown upside down and get rid of those final pieces of chocolate bars in one fell swoop. No pressure.
I have to confess, Milky Way bars aren’t my top pick. Sure, I like them, but there’s a reason we don’t have an abundance of Snickers and Reese’s to fight over.
We’ve devoured them. And by we, I mean me.
Milky Way Candy Cake to the rescue. This yummy cake makes a thoughtful gift. Drop it off with a note of appreciation to your neighborhood fire station. Or surprise the UPS man who faithfully (and daily) delivers your Amazon orders. No doubt there’s a neighbor who isn’t up to her eyeballs in Halloween candy and might enjoy a homemade cake.
Remember, one man’s candy torture may be another’s treasure.
Milky Way Candy Cake comes from The Little Mushroom– a favorite restaurant that loved and served the people of Dallas well for over a decade from the late 1960s through the early 80s. Now with a handful of extra candy, you can make the same delicious Milky Way Candy Cake that has delighted people for a half-century.
That’s a cake worth baking and sharing don’t you think?
- 10 Milky Way bars, fun-size
- 1 cup butter, divided and softened (2 sticks)
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Grease a bundt pan.
- In a microwaveable bowl, melt 1 stick of the butter and Milky Way bars. Stir until well combined.
- In a standing mixer or with a hand-held mixer, cream the sugar and 1 stick butter. Add eggs and continue beating slowly. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. Slowly add the melted Milky Way mixture.
- Pour mixture into greased bundt pan and bake for 1½ - 2 hours, or until done.